Subiaco seal victory
Report by Ryan Borrett
Subiaco held on for a 1-0 win over Stirling Lions in a tight clash at Rosalie Park on Saturday in round 18 of the PS4 NPLWA.
The match was Stirling’s fourth match in a row without a win who now slump to 10th on the table as Subiaco continued their good form with their third win in four games.
The game was goalless at half-time but Subiaco went ahead in the 63rd minute thanks to midfielder Nathan Diaz.
A great cross from Subiaco’s Rory Feely from the right wing picked out Diaz at the far post who headed the ball past John Perkins to give Subiaco the only goal in the match.
Subiaco showed composure at the back for the remainder of the match seeing off the Stirling Lions attack to seal the three points.
Subiaco’s Ian McMurray said his side had their goalkeeper to thank for the clean sheet and victory.
“He (Ryan Montgomery) produced a couple of great saves in the right moments and kept us in the game”, he said.
“It was a scrappy game. The first half was very poor, but we improved in the second half and got the win and a clean sheet, so we’re happy with that.”
Montgomery made a brilliant save to keep his side ahead in the 69th against Stirling winger Moses Kalau in a one-one-one inside the box, which was the Lions’ best chance of the match.
Stirling Lions captain Daniel Micevski said he felt his team was unlucky and didn’t deserve to lose.
“We had the better of the chances today. We’ve had a lot of ins and outs and a lot of injuries so we haven’t been too fortunate.”
Micevski then turned his attention to next week’s clash against Armadale, hoping for a positive result.
“We’ll have some players back from suspension and we’ll be able to settle a bit more and hopefully get a result.”
Subiaco face ECU Joondalup next week and will be eager to continue their recent good form to make it three wins a row.
Subiaco 1 (Diaz 63min)
Stirling Lions 0
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Referee: Josh Manella
Assistant Referees: Steve Knight, Peter Kaiser
Subiaco: 1. Ryan MONTOGMERY 7. Nathan DIAZ 9. Rory FEELY (6. Steve PURTON 77) 10. Asher NELSON (11. Carlin FEELY 80) 12. Nathan SMITH 13. Jordan CANDLISH 14. Ross JARMAN 15. Dylan ANDREWS (16. Ian MCMURRAY 66) 17. Alex CASTIELLO 18. David PERICH 19. Stefan HILL
Substitutes not used: 8. Mike LAWSON 21. Nick SPECA
Yellow cards: CANDLISH 46
Red cards: nil
Stirling Lions: 1. John PERKINS 2. Michael PUGLIESE 5. Nicholas ASHLEY 6. Robbie MCNEILL 7. Milorad VUJACIC (4. Blamo QUA QUA 68) 8. Steve SOKOL (12. Jason RUBIDGE 85) 9. Alex TANEVSKI 14. Lukas DE LIMA (10. Daniel MICEVSKI 52) 16. Mathaing MATHIANG 18. Moses KALAU 19. Cameron TEECE
Substitutes not used: 17. Nigel SMITH 20. Lance ALAVAKIS
Yellow cards: ASHLEY 36, MCNEILL 72
Red cards: nil